decode

Definitions

General English

Aviation

  • verb to change coded information into readable form

Electronics

  • To unscramble information, such as data, with the use of a key. For instance, to convert ciphertext into plaintext. Also called decipher, or decrypt.
  • To convert encoded data back into its original form. For instance, to convert text back to its original form after it has been expressed in ASCII code.
  • synonymdecipher
  • synonymdecrypt

Information & Library Science

  • verb to change information which has been written in code into ordinary language

Media Studies

  • verb to receive an encoded signal and understand (or appear to understand) the message it is carrying

Military

  • verb to convert from code into normal language.
  • verb to convert from code into normal language.

Computing

  • verb to convert encrypted data back into its original form
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